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Full text of "Poland Russia and Great Britain 1941-1945"

the candidate for this appointment to be approved by the   Government of
the U.S.S.R.
4.    The Polish Army on the territory of the U.S.S.R. will consist of
units of land forces only.    Their strength and number will depend on
manpower, equipment and supplies available.
5.    Conscripts and volunteers, having previously served in the Polish
Air Force and Navy, will be sent to Great Britain to complement the
establishments of the respective Polish services already existing there.
6.    The  formation  of Polish  units  will be  carried  out  in  localities
indicated by the High Command of the U.S.S.R.    Officers and other ranks
will be called from among Polish citizens on the territory of the U.S.S.R.,
by conscription and voluntary enlistment.   Draft boards will be established
with the participation of U.S.S.R. authorities in localities indicated by them.
7.    Polish units will be moved to the front only after they are fully ready
for action.    In principle they will operate in groups not smaller than
divisions and will be used in accordance with the operational plans of the
High Command of the U.S.S.R.
8.    All soldiers of the Polish Army on the territory of the U.S.S.R. will
be subject to Polish military laws and decrees.
Polish military courts will be established in the units for dealing with
military offences and crimes against the establishment, the safety <> the
routine or the discipline of the Polish Army.
For crimes against the State, soldiers of the Polish Army on the territory
of the U.S.S.R. will be answerable to the military courts of the U.S.S.R.
9.    The organization and war equipment of the Polish units   will as far
as possible correspond to the standards established for the Polish Army in
Great Britain.
The colors and insignia of the various services and military rank will
correspond exactly to those established for the Polish Army in Great Britain.
10.    The pay., rations, maintenance and other material problems will be
in accordance with regulations of the U.S.S.R.
11.    The sick and wounded soldiers of the Polish Army will receive
treatment in hospitals and sanatoria on an equal basis with the soldiers of,
the U.S.S.R. and be entitled to pensions and allowances.
12.    Armament, equipment, uniforms, motor transport, etc., will be
provided as far as possible by
a)   the Government of the U.S.S.R. from their own resources,
b)  the Polish Government from supplies granted on the basis   of the
Lend-Lease Act (an Act to promote the defense of the United   States
approved March 11, 1941).
In this case, the Government of the U.S.S.R. will extend all possible
transportation facilities.
13.    Expenditures  connected  with* the   organization,   equipment  and
maintenance of the Polish Army on the territory of the U.S.S.R. will be
met from credits provided by the  Government of the U.S.S.R.,   to be
refunded by the Polish Government after the end of the war.
14-16.    Liaison, etc.
Plenipotentiary  of the  Polish          Plenipotentiary of the High
High Command.                        Command of the U.S.S.R.
SZYSZKO BOHUSZ.                         WASSILEWSKIJ.
Brigadier General.                                            Major General.
Moscow^ August 14, 1941.
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